Aga Khan IV

1936 - Today

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Prince Shāh Karim al-Husayni (شاه كريم الحسيني Shāh Karĩm al-Ḥussaynĩ; born 13 December 1936), known by the religious title Mawlana Hazar Imam within Ismaili Shia circles and as Aga Khan IV (آقا خان or آغا خان) elsewhere, is the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Isma'ilism within Shia Islam. He has held this position of Imam since 11 July 1957, when, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. Aga Khan claims to be a direct lineal descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered Imam in Shia Islam, and Ali's wife Fatima, Muhammad's daughter from his first marriage. His grandfather, Aga Khan III, states in his memoirs that the Shias had a "need (for) Divine guidance" after the Prophet of Islam's death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aga Khan IV has received more than 4,017,177 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Aga Khan IV is the 52nd most popular businessperson (up from 54th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 52nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Businessperson.

Aga Khan IV is most famous for being the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community.

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Among businesspeople, Aga Khan IV ranks 52 out of 604Before him are Sergei Diaghilev, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Thomas Cook, Otto Frank, Johns Hopkins, and Madam C. J. Walker. After him are Joan Gamper, J. Bruce Ismay, Calouste Gulbenkian, Robert McNamara, Paul Allen, and Giovanni Agnelli.

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Among people born in 1936, Aga Khan IV ranks 27Before him are Robert Woodrow Wilson, Barry Barish, Glen Campbell, Ursula Andress, Michael Landon, and Uwe Seeler. After him are Ismail Kadare, Georges Perec, Harald zur Hausen, Albert Finney, Jim Clark, and Burt Reynolds.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Aga Khan IV ranks 47 out of 749Before him are Auguste Piccard (1884), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Adelaide of Italy (931), Felix Bloch (1905), Angelica Kauffman (1741), and Johannes Itten (1888). After him are Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), Joan Gamper (1877), Robert Walser (1878), Carlo Maderno (1556), Lys Assia (1924), and Hans Albert Einstein (1904).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Switzerland

Among businesspeople born in Switzerland, Aga Khan IV ranks 2Before him are Sepp Blatter (1936). After him are Joan Gamper (1877), César Ritz (1850), Louis Chevrolet (1878), Gianni Infantino (1970), Peter Sauber (1943), Umberto Agnelli (1934), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), Gustav Wiederkehr (1905), Walter Wild (1872), and Josef Ackermann (1948).